Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855, then became the nation's first land-grant institution, serving as a model for future land-grant universities. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act in 1862, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 540,000 living alumni worldwide. Michigan State frequently ranks among the top 30 public universities in the United States and the top 70 universities in the world per Times Higher Education. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the country's largest residence hall system.
For the first time, Michigan State will be hosting The Globe International Film Festival in Campus Center Cinemas at Wells hall. The kickoff will be on Thursday, April 6th. The closing ceremony will be on Sunday April 9th.
Founded in 1916, the Union Activities Board was the first student organization established at MSU. The Campus Center was founded in 1999 and provided late-night weekend entertainment. These two organizations joined in 2001 to form the University Activities Board. The University Activities Board provides quality social, recreational and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night / weekend entertainment choice.
The University Activities Board provides quality social, recreational and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night / weekend entertainment choice. UAB is committed to the personal, professional and educational development of its members.
UAB is comprised of eleven student directors, three advisors, two graduate students and over 50 members. The directors are undergraduate students who receive compensation for their position. All directors oversee their committee responsibilities and volunteers. UAB members are volunteers that attend meetings and participate in event planning and production.